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NY union head: Material prices are construction’s ‘biggest challenge’

February 10, 2023

Felice Farber describes herself as “a public policy wonk.”

A former lawyer and government affairs officer for the General Contractors Association of New York, she said her passion lies at the intersection of construction and public policy.

Farber was appointed executive director of the Subcontractors Trade Association — a New York City-based association of union subcontractors — in January, becoming the first woman to hold the role in the group’s 66-year history.

Here, Farber talks with Construction Dive about the major struggles the industry faces as she moves into her new role.

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